WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2006 – Two Marines died yesterday, and one soldier died Dec. 12 in Iraq, military officials reported, and the Defense Department released the identity of 11 servicemembers killed recently supporting the war on terror.
-- One Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 and one Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died yesterday from wounds suffered during combat in Anbar province.
-- A Task Force Lightning soldier assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, died Dec. 12 from wounds suffered during combat in Ninewa province. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the Defense Department has released the identities 11 U.S. servicemembers killed earlier in Iraq:
-- Army Maj. Gloria D. Davis, 47, of St. Louis, died Dec. 12 in Baghdad from a non-combat related incident. She was assigned to the Defense Security Assistance Agency, Washington, D.C. -- Army Sgt. Brent W. Dunkleberger, 29, of New Bloomfield, Pa., died of injuries suffered when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle during a convoy security mission in Mosul on Dec. 12. Dunkleberger was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.
-- Marine Master Sgt. Brian P. McAnulty, 39, of Vicksburg, Miss., died Dec. 11 when the CH-53 helicopter he was riding in crashed just after takeoff in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Marine Cpl. Matthew V. Dillon, 25, of Aiken, S.C.; Lance Cpl. Budd M. Cote, 21, of Marana, Ariz.; and Lance Cpl. Clinton J. Miller, 23, of Greenfield, Iowa, died Dec. 11 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. They were assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
-- Army Staff Sgt. Thomas W. Clemons, 37, of Leitchfield, Ky., died Dec. 10 in Diwaniyah from a non-combat health-related incident. Clemons was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor, Leitchfield, Ky.
-- Army Sgt. Brennan C. Gibson, 26, of Tualatin, Ore.; Spc. Philip C. Ford, 21, of Freeport, Texas; and Spc. Shawn M. Murphy, 24, of Fort Bragg, N.C., died Dec. 10 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle. They were all assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
-- Marine 1st Lt. Nathan M. Krissoff, 25, of Reno, Nev., died Dec. 9 from wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. Krissoff was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.